Converting Ideas into Solutions ®

Q&A with Budnick Estimator Nick Helfrich

This craft beer enthusiast, Star Wars fanatic, knower-of-all-things-tape will not only assist you with any adhesive tape and converting needs, but he'll DJ your wedding as well. Meet Nick Helfrich: 

What does Budnick’s tagline, "Converting Ideas Into Solutions," mean to you?

NH: With more than 65 pieces of unique converting equipment in house and over 120 approved suppliers, we can convert almost any product, using almost any material combination to improve our customers' quality and efficiency, and give them custom options they never thought were possible

What’s one of your proudest moments working at Budnick?

NH: Figuring out how to engineer and assemble a 5-layer die cut shielding gasket, in which every layer was a different size and some of the middle layers were smaller in shape than outer die cuts

What are 3 words to describe Budnick?

NH: Customer-focused, solution-driven, and-can-do-anything attitude

What do you do in your free time?

NH: Most Saturdays I am a wedding DJ, and on Sundays, a lead sound technician at a large church. I spend the rest of my free time with my daughter and love to record music at my home studio

You’ve been at Budnick for 11 years. Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

NH: A Call Center Trainer with a large variety of clients, from phone sales, to the inbound call recipient for the infomercial that sold the knife to cut through the leather shoes

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

NH: I’ve been collecting tape and foam for the last 11 years and working on the most extensive  tape museum in my basement

What does your workspace look like?

NH: It looks like a complete mess, but I know where everything is

What did you want your adult profession to be when you were a kid?

NH: I wanted to be the 4th member of the Beastie Boys (music group)

How would you describe your job to a child?

NH: We figure out how to stick things together in a way no one would ever think possible